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Category: The Club

  • 2016 Club Car announced

    We have completed the design and placed our order for a 4650cf covered grain hopper in Maroon and Gold lettered for New England Milling which is a mill on our club layout. We expect to be showing the car at the Hub Division show in Marlborough in December and will announce pricing and a pre-order […]

  • RailFair ’16 Details Coming in Fall 2015

    The NVRRA will be announcing the details here for our RailFair ’16 show sometime during Fall 2015. The NVRRA would like to thank all our vendors, exhibitors and attendees for their support of our RailFair shows and look forward to many more.

  • RailFair ’15 Date is Set – Mark Your Calendar for March 29, 2015

    NVRRA’s 50th RailFair will be held from 10AM to 4PM on March 29th, 2015 at the Ayer / Shirley Regional Middle School in Shirley, MA. There will also be a club Open House that will run concurrently with RailFair. Letters to the vendors will be going out soon and we’ll have flyers available at the […]

  • Control your train with your cell phone.

    Jim contributed a older laptop and Bruce added JMRI to it to enable Wi-Fi Throttles. We can now use Apple or Android phones or tablets to control trains on the layout. For iPhone users, download the WifiThrottle application (about $10) from the Apple Store. For Android, download Engine Driver (free) from the Play Store. The laptop […]

  • Upper Staging yard trackwork is complete.

    The base panel, all of the track work, the Tortoise switch machines, and NCE Switch-It-8 controllers have been installed to complete  the seven track Upper Staging yard.

  • New Deerfield East Switching Lead

    The new switching lead from the East side of Deerfield yard. This lead will allow two people to switch Deerfield at the same time without interfering with the mainline operations.  

  • Train Layout in a Pickup Truck

    A gentleman stopped by RailFair ’14 to show off his layout – in the back of his pickup!

  • Final Peninsula Construction has Begun

                    The Final peninsula  construction is underway. The backbone has been placed and plumbed. Next will come some backdrop “skins” to solidify the structure, followed by spline track bed on the upper level, followed by the plywood decking on the lower level.  

  • Rail Fair Pictures

    Pictures from Rail Fair ’14…

  • Lower Deck Lighting Installed

    Jim completed the lower deck lighting. We’ve even started using energy efficient 40W Equivalent LED bulbs!